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Monday, June 19 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
1c: Library’s role in Researcher Services and in Open Science

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Lappeenranta Academic Library is a joint library of Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. Researcher services form the present focus in library services development.

LUT Trailblazer strategy outlines its goals with four questions:

Are we going to burn up everything?

Is humanity condemned to suffer from water it has polluted?

Will waste be the grave of our future?

Will we let Europe degenerate to the world’s back yard?

The strategy is a challenge to the library but also a great possibility. The organizational structure of the university is based on three schools and six interdisciplinary research platforms. The organization of the library is similar with three administrative chiefs and 13 service teams in which the employees determine their tasks. In 2016 financial cuts forced the library to downsize. This challenge and simultaneous development of new services was successfully managed due to the flexibility of the staff and by continuous upgrading of competencies.

LUT has Open Access and Research Data Policies with corresponding action plans. The library has had a big role in compiling and implementing the policies. It develops and offers open science services in the university and teaches open science issues. Within LUT the main cooperative partners of the library are the IT and the Funding Services. On national level the library cooperates with the Open Science and Research Initiative. Publication repository platform services are bought from The National Library of Finland and data repository services from the Centre for Scientific Computing. In the university LUT Research Portal (the CRIS) is the node of publication and research data.

The presentation describes the open science process and services and future plans from the library’s viewpoint.


Iris Anneli Tahvanainen

Developing Manager, Lappeenranta Academic Library
Iris Tahvanainen is the Developing Manager in Lappeenranta Academic Library which is a joint library of Lappeenranta University of Technology and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Finland. She is in charge of developing researcher services and open science issues. She is a... Read More →

Monday June 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
D1.03 - 1st floor Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

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